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Goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic is predicted to have a Chelsea medical throughout the subsequent 24-48 hours because the Blues finalise contract particulars for Brazilian midfielder Deivid Washington.

Chelsea can pay a payment within the area of £14m, together with performance-related add-ons, to New England Revolution for Petrovic and have agreed private phrases with the Serbia worldwide.

Petrovic will likely be Chelsea’s second main goalkeeper signing this summer season, after Robert Sanchez joined from Brighton in a £25m deal following Kepa Arrizabalaga’s mortgage transfer to Actual Madrid and Edouard Mendy’s switch to Al Ahli.

The 23-year-old has been a standout performer for New England Revolution, holding seven clear sheets in 22 MLS video games this time period.

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Former Liverpool and Chelsea goalkeeper Brad Friedel backs New England Revolution’s Petrovic to make a huge impact at Chelsea and backs him to be the membership’s future No 1 goalkeeper

In the meantime, Chelsea are finishing the final particulars on Washington’s contract forward of a proper announcement of his transfer from Santos in a deal price €20m (£17.1m) together with performance-related add-ons.

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Ahead Washington has accomplished his medical and, as soon as the transfer is completed, Chelsea will decide about whether or not the 18-year-old will likely be a part of the first-team squad this season or exit on mortgage to get common first-team soccer.

Chelsea have already signed eight gamers this summer season for an approximate outlay of £350m.

Carragher: Chelsea want a goalkeeper

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The Monday Evening Soccer panel focus on the potential of Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea facet and the membership’s switch technique

Jamie Carragher talking on Monday Evening Soccer:

“What you’ll say about Chelsea is that they’ve truly impressed in these two video games. I assumed they performed effectively in opposition to Liverpool, I assumed they performed effectively in opposition to West Ham.

“However while you spend that amount of cash it does really feel unusual when not many people are placing Chelsea within the prime 4. Now that does not imply it will not occur. However not many are saying that squad, with that amount of cash spent on it, will end prime 4. That doesn’t appear proper to me for that amount of cash.

“I do really feel, though I’ve been actually impressed with them in these two video games, in the event you requested me what number of gamers they should problem Manchester Metropolis – and I’m not speaking about profitable the league – I nonetheless suppose they want a goalkeeper though they’ve simply signed Robert Sanchez. I nonetheless suppose they want a prime centre-half as a result of Thiago Silva is 38.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights of West Ham in opposition to Chelsea within the Premier League

“I do not suppose there’s an out-and-out goalscorer. Your goalscorer doesn’t need to be your centre-forward as a result of Liverpool’s is Mohamed Salah and he performs on the fitting wing. So it isn’t a dig at Nicolas Jackson, he has solely simply come to the membership and I’ve been impressed with him.

“However in the event you take a look at these necessary positions it nonetheless appears like 4 gamers want to return in simply to problem Manchester Metropolis and that doesn’t really feel proper given the amount of cash they’ve spent.”

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Hold updated with all the newest switch information and rumours in our devoted Switch Centre weblog on Sky Sports activities’ digital platforms. You may also meet up with the ins, outs and evaluation on Sky Sports activities Information.

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